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post #581 of 636

Well, I've dyed them once w/chemical dye, now that I think of it.  It was probably about 2 months after I went dready.  I had totally forgotten! 

 

A friend of mine dyes wool yarn and does silk painting and has every color of really good dyes I could ever want to experiment with, lol.  I may do a dread here and there a neato color, but nah, not all of them for sure.  I think for now I'll just use the ash brown on some of them, and my bangs and see what it looks like.  If I don't like it I can always run get another bottle and finish them off. 

post #582 of 636

I bleached and dyed my tips.  There are pictures here.  I had them done at a local organic salon so I can't help with DIY advice.  

 

I use California Baby on my hair (about once every 7-10 days) and I don't think my hair lightened any faster then my Manic Panic days in high school.  

post #583 of 636
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Has anyone here started their locks when they were short?


My hair was at my jaw line. You only need like 4 inches I've heard. Mine are natural plus a bit of twist and rip.
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I have a bottle of an ash brown dye sitting in my bathroom.  Not sure if I should use it to try to even it out or if I should just leave it alone. 

 

Anyone wanna tell me what to do, lol???


My dreads have always been dyed chemically. I would leave yours alone. The process has been so drying on my ends since that hair has been there for so long I guess.

Here is my 3 year dreadversary pic!
post #584 of 636

Hi!

I had dreads a couple of years ago but DH asked me to cut them off...sigh.

Any ideas to convince DH that dreads are awesome? He is hesitant again this time.

I am restarting my dread journey with my now shoulder-length (a little longer maybe) hair. I am simply not combing or brushing and separating them out when necessary. I may just do a few dreads and leave the rest of my hair straight as a compromise. Not sure yet. Honestly, DH still isn't sold, suggestions?

 

post #585 of 636

Hi Crunchymama, not sure I have advice on convincing DH dreads are awesome, but maybe when he sees how happy it makes you, he will come around?

I only ever did a few dreads in my hair, about 4 or 5 on the top/front and one in the back. I was nervous about taking the plunge at the time, but loved having a compromise and my own DH didn't mind just a few (though I think he's not so sure about a whole head either) After a couple years, it got to be a pain to do 2 different care routines for one head. I conditioned the rest of my hair, but had to be sure I didn't get conditioner in the dreads. In the end I cut them out and didn't have to sacrifice any length of my long hair. But I wish I had just done them all in the beginning. Now I'm thinking of doing it again, but I think I will just do the whole head to make it easier. Hope that helps.

post #586 of 636

Indigo, I love the colors!  So cool!  Very nice indeed.

 

MSF, your dreads (and you!) are just beautiful!  I'd like to see the back.  I haven't seen a pic of the back of your dreads since I had to steal your driftwood idea.... :o)

 

As far as convincing a dh....um, is there a specific reason you need his approval? 

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Indigo, I love the colors!  So cool!  Very nice indeed.

 

MSF, your dreads (and you!) are just beautiful!  I'd like to see the back.  I haven't seen a pic of the back of your dreads since I had to steal your driftwood idea.... :o)

 

As far as convincing a dh....um, is there a specific reason you need his approval? 

 

LOL! Yeah I know, but I feel as a Christian I need to respect his wishes and desires. However we are going on a few weeks and he hasn't said anything or asked me to get rid of them so I am just going to roll with it. So far going natural is doing fine. Although my hair is superstraight and fine it dreads really fast, I already have 6 recognizable dreads!
 

 

post #588 of 636

Hey, knotty girls! Here's my locks and my belly:

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Glad my DH loves my dreadies, it would suck to have to worry about him not liking them.

post #589 of 636

Wow, you, your belly, and your dreads are beautiful!!

post #590 of 636

Wow, you are truly beautiful! I hope to have dreads like that some day. However, after only 3 weeks or so of not brushing my hair, I have 3 almost fully formed dreads already and more coming along!

post #591 of 636

Thanks! Just bought some.

post #592 of 636

Gorgeous, Jessima!!

post #593 of 636
Jessima, most beautiful pregnancy picture I've ever seen! This is exactly what I had hoped for but my dreads just didn't grow fast enough!
post #594 of 636

My dreads :)

 

 

 

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post #595 of 636

Midwitch, your dreadies are just gorgeous!

 

I wish I'd had dreads while pregnant.  I'm done now.  :o(  Oh well.  I had this beautiful pic of me up on my horse w/gauzey white material around my breasts and blowing in the wind...Dreads would have really completed it.  One day recently my oldest dd found that pic on some website w/"weird pictures" or something like that.

 

Ha, here it is.  Be warned there are some other pics that little kids might not need to see.  http://2lolz.com/weird-pregnancy-photos-ever/

post #596 of 636

Midwitch - love it! How old are they? I think that's what mine will look like, they seem to be the same size...so exciting!

Chicky - what a site! Some of those aren't weird at all (including yours, which is beautiful). I especially love the newspaper one were the girl is smoking and the caption reads that she's scared of jackhammer sounds for her baby eyesroll.gif

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Midwitch - love it! How old are they?

 


The pic is from a few months ago, they're now about a year old- which is why they are more dreaded at the top, than at the bottom ;-) they still have some shrinking to do, I'm curious to see just how much they'll shrink...

 

post #598 of 636

yippiehippie, thanks.  And yeah, there were some interesting pics on there for sure.

 

Midwitch, mine were down to where my bra hooks in back when I started.  I figure the hair would be down to my butt by now, and all of the sudden they shrunk like mad after we got a salt water chlorinator for our pool, lol.  They are up to the top of my shoulders now.

post #599 of 636
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Midwitch, mine were down to where my bra hooks in back when I started.  I figure the hair would be down to my butt by now, and all of the sudden they shrunk like mad after we got a salt water chlorinator for our pool, lol.  They are up to the top of my shoulders now.



Yes, most dreads will shrink with anything between 25% and 80%. And saltwater helps dreads lock, so it makes sense yours would shrink after that :-) When I started mine a year ago, they were down below my bum/upper thigh, now they're just above my bum and they have still got a lot of shrinking to to.

post #600 of 636
I would be horrified to find my pic on one of those websites! I thought your pic was beautiful though.

My dreads never went through a shrinking stage I think because they locked up so slowly (2 years until they were fully locked up). I guess my hair was growing fast enough to make up for it plus a little. Midwitch your dreads look great. What method did you use to start them? I always thought it would be hard to start with super long hair.
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